Motherfolk, Cincinnati’s strongest gift to the indie rock scene, have been the focus of increasing attention with every release and tour since 2014. Their last release, Fold, earned serious industry and tastemaker praise, and the energetic live shows that followed created a loyal and significant fanbase.
On the road, they’ve supported such acts as Brandi Carlile, Magic Giant, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Lydia, Blues Traveler, and The Classic Crime. In the studio, they’ve been fortunate to collaborate with amazing producers, from Ryan Hadlock (The Lumineers, Brandi Carlile, Vance Joy) to Tony Hoffer (Beck, Chromeo, M83, Foster The People).
With their newest release, Family Ghost, coming out October 18th everything has gotten bigger for Motherfolk. Musicianship, energy, intensity and songwriting all define a new peak for the band. This is the album that places the group in the spotlight their powerful music has earned.
The indie pop punk band, Bach Mai, leans on lyrical content, pop punk tropes, and percussive nuance to garner the attention of their listeners. Bach Mai attempts to unravel the emotional tumult of growing up through verse and song. Mistakes, broken hearts, love, and hope are strewn across the band’s music, highlighting a particular vulnerability in their performance. In the end their main message is simple: “There is pain, dark, hate, and heartache. But there is love, light, hope, and daybreak.”
Singer/Songwriter Rascal Martinez and his brother, Marcello Sanchez hail from the Mid-West. The two brothers grew up in a small Nebraska town where they went from recording albums in a home basement studio to the professional studios of Nashville, Tennessee.
Channeling a mix of Indie-folk and country, Rascal Martinez’s unique Americana-style roots music elicit memories of Buddy Holly and early Van Morrison. The duo delivers accessible and heartfelt originals, as well as an impressive catalogue of covers and standards.
Rascal tours year-round throughout the Mid-West, including Nashville, Chicago, Los Angeles and Denver to name a few. Shows are supported by material from 3 very strong CDs. His fan base is extensive and loyal, with more than 22,000 followers on Facebook alone!
The dynamic live two-piece act carries a small plug in and play stage footprint but brings a big sound. Rock is replete with pretenders, borrowers, and copycats, but once in a great while comes an artist who channels a spirit with a fresh yet familiar and resonant style.